Amy Hardy

Amy Hardy
Meet the Designer-Artist

Where do you live?
I live in rural Cave Junction. I was born in Oregon City, had my childhood in Daytona Beach and then moved here when I was in fifth grade.

What inspires you as a designer-artist?
The stones I work with is what inspires me. I like to make natural patterns with my work.

What medium do you work with mostly?
I work with wire and stones mostly and sometimes crystals.

Why did you become enchanted with this style of jewelry-making?
When I was sixteen or seventeen, I was working in customer service at Fire Mountain Gems and Beads. My job was to send out magazines and the free instructions people ask for with the catalog cards. I was looking at them all day and so I thought I should try out what I saw.

What is the name of the piece you submitted with your success story?
Rose Quartz and Rainbow Crystal Bangle

What inspired this design?
The rainbow crystal is for my nephew that had recently passed away.

How did it come together?
I totally sketched it out ahead of time.

View all of Amy's designs in the Gallery of Designs.